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Apprentice Young Person Information Advice and Support Worker (SEND)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/06/2019 23:59
£14,647 Annually
Hours per week:
30 hours per week
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees Town Centre

Job details 

Closing date:
16 Jun

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic people to join us on an apprenticeship programme. If you're looking for the opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives and follow a stimulating and rewarding career, come and work with us as an Apprentice Young Person Information Advice and Support (IAS) Worker.

About Us:
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is a successful and award winning Council who employ over 3,000 employees in a vast range or job roles across many different services in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees.

At SBC we truly value our Apprentices. We recognise that Apprenticeships help us identify new talent, build new skills in our workforce and increase diversity in the workplace. Apprenticeships help us to develop our future skills, to enable us to deliver our ambitious plans whilst also assisting in shaping the apprentice’s future.

Job Description:
Our vision for children with special educational need and disability (SEND) is to ensure Stockton-on-Tees is a great place to grow up, where children and young people are protected from harm and supported to be the best they can be in life. As an Apprentice Young Persons IAS Worker (SEND) you will encourage and promote positive outcomes for children and young people with SEND and their parents/carers throughout the borough of Stockton-on-Tees.

You will explore and establish effective ways of working with children and young people to help to identify their priorities and preferences for IAS. By providing high quality impartial information, advice and support, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of those that you work with.

The main duties and responsibilities will include researching and developing new ways of effectively reaching children and young people with SEND to ensure they receive the right advice and support, developing and running specific outreach sessions, drop-ins, workshops and events to offer accessible information, advice and support to this group of people.

Essential Requirements:
All candidates are required to meet the essential requirements set out below. Please address in your application how you meet the following:

• Minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent including English & Maths
• Excellent IT Skills – Microsoft Office (word and excel)
• Experience working as part of a team as well as demonstrating use of own initiative,
• Good attention to detail,
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
• Ability to demonstrate sensitivity, tact and confidentiality,
• Ability to show compassion and be people focussed,
• Resilient and High personal standards and self-discipline,
• Ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English,
• Demonstrates the behaviours that underpin the Council’s Culture Statement.

You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship in a similar subject.

Appointment will be subject to the following pre-employment checks:

• Enhanced DBS check,
• Medical Check
• Satisfactory reference.

Apprenticeship Qualification:
You will be given appropriate paid time off work, to attend College and work towards completion of your apprenticeship qualification.

Qualification: Children & Young People’s Practitioner – Level 4

Training Provider: Stockton on Tees Borough Council, Learning & Skills

Future Prospects:
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there is the opportunity to undertake a higher level apprenticeship qualification and the potential to secure a position within the Council for the right candidate to grow within the organisation.

How to Apply:
Please complete our Apprenticeship application form, and submit this to apprenticeships@stockton.gov.uk no later than the closing date of Sunday 16th June 2019.

Please ensure you refer to the essential requirements outlined in the advert, Job Description and Person Specification when completing the personal statement on your application, as this information will be used to shortlist candidates for the next stage of selection

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